Wednesday, June 15, 2011

3 Hours: A Very Short Relationship

I am sure I will get reamed out for writing this, but it was just too insane not to.

I have taken to gardening over the last few weeks. It's given me something to do while on hiatus from my regular life. It's been a lot of hard work, but so far, I am happy with what I have accomplished. Hopefully, we'll see good results throughout the summer.  In any event, I decided yesterday while out running errands with my sister, Tessi, to buy some solar lights to line the flower beds along our driveway. When we got back to the house, Tessi put the lights together and I installed all of them.

Fast forward about three hours.  Steve left to drop Issac off at his baseball game.  Tessi, her boyfriend Mac, Simon and I were sitting on the couch. I heard someone come thru the front door but never saw anyone.  Then, Steve came thru the garage door. I asked him who came thru the front door.
"Zion did." 
"Why did he come thru the front door?"
"Because he didn't want to hear you scream at me."
"Um, why would I scream at you?"
"Because I drove over and broke 2 of the solar lights."

The lights weren't even in the ground for a day and already 2 are gone. I went ballistic, and I think I was pretty justified in doing so. Steve didn't agree with my feelings.  He seems to think that if he buys more, that will just fix the problem. A quick solution-yes but it doesn't change the fact that he didn't seem to care about what he did. He apologized but in a defensive was in no way sincere.  Maybe I'm just overly sensitive and a little cabin crazy (this is where you all tilt your head and do the sympathetic nod at me) but I mean, come on! He knew I had just installed them!!!!!!!!! He also said that my car and Tessi's were in the driveway and he had to maneuver around them. Really? How about asking someone to move a car? (And he parked my car where it is, because we all know, sure as shit, I didn't leave it where it is.)

I guess I just feel as though I don't have much to show for what I've done over the last 5 months and 2 days. (That is correct folks. I have a mere 28 more days until I drive.) I was feeling really good about what I did with the planting and the front of the house. (Granted, we really need the garage painted and a new front door, but humor me.) I just felt pretty crushed, kinda like the solar lights, about what had happened. Now, there is an uneven amount on each side and I have to pull them all out and start again. I mean, what else do I really have to be doing? So, as far as time goes, it's not that big of a deal. But, it kinda is. This is why we can't have nice things I guess.

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear, never a dull moment! Please invite me over sometime!!!